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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Everyone loves a good ninja, and we’re no exception. This beer has chopped, flipped and posed its way to its pedestal as one of our most popular and asked-about offerings. "How?" you may ask. Part of it is pure stealth power and part of it is pure secret, and we’d have to kill you. But the other part is the rich, satisfying body and hard-hitting chocolate finish with notes of coffee and caramel. Carefully measured quantities of Mt. Hood, Northern Brewer and Cascade hops added with masterful precision balance it all out.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2005
If you like 70+ percent dark chocolate and fairly bitter porters, you will enjoy this beer. I kind of do. The head is very complementing in taste. This is one of Brew and View’s best beers, so regardless of the beer, if you’re in Asheville, go and support the place! 2 bucks for a movie and 9 bucks for a pitcher- beat that.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2505) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2015
On tap. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, malty sweet, slight char aromas. Roasty, malty, sweet, slight nutty, toffee flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at the brewpub on Coxe, Asheville, 17/02/15. Light black with moderately appointed beige spotting and edgework. Nose is roast malt, toffee, cocoa powder, light vanilla. Taste comprises light roast, chocoalte, charr, pinch of spice, light hop tones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2425) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Excellent appearance with a huge tan billowy head that lasts with lace. Otherwise a bit sweet and shallow. Not bad and drinkable, but not a lot of character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Keg @ the brewpub. Deep brown with a small head. Nose of coffee, roasted grain. Chocolate cream pie. Ho hos. Taste is pretty sweet. Brown sugar, sort of creamy. Dark chocolate sweet/bitter. Touch of coffee. Medium body, soft carb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Near-black color. Thin off-white head. Ring of off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Dark fruit, some dark chocolate, light dry finish. Milk chocolate aroma, mildly earthy. Moderate sweet taste, nice light to moderate bitter. A solid kind of milky porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2881) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malt aromas. The taste follows suit with nutty/earthy subtones. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2162) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours black with off white head. Very attractive. Aromas of lactose, chocolate, red berries. Sweet, fruity lactose flavors, notes of chocolate and coconut. A bit thin. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8788) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Can. Ash and chocolate malt aroma. Black with nice tan head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt and mildly bitter wood ash/herbal flavor. Decent body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4557) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Location: Draft at Weinhaus, 12/31/14

Aroma: The aroma is roasted and bitter chocolate malts, earth, and a little ash
Appearance: Pours a brown color with a bubbly light brown head and decent lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, fairly malty, chocolate, roast, and a mid-bitter finish
Palate: Pretty easy drinking, with an average-plus carbonation, light for the style, dry finish
Overall Impression: More bitter than I expected in the style, but fairly clean and rather drinkable. The overall profile is okay, but maybe just lacking a bit of depth of flavor. I drank this right after the Ninja Bread Man, which I preferred, but this is still tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours from 12 oz can an opaque black, forming decent medium beige head of foam. Aroma of bitter chocolates, burnt nuts, deep malted barley, coffee and smokey grass. Flavour much all the same, deeply flavourful, robust beer. Big surprise, recommend.


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